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I would just like to thank you Sir Tot for your efforts in all of this benchmarking/result compilation.
post #1102 of 2743
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post

Just get another Vortex Hyper-Spin, they're not expensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553004

Any difference between Turbine and Hyper-Spin?
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Thanks for this guide Tator. I hope you get the chance to do a overview of the Silverstone Air Penetrator 123s sometime.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=402&area=en

Have only found one review so far but it looks pretty interesting.
post #1104 of 2743
Prices for the NF-S12A PWM model dropped in price on amazon! $23 sounds more like it! TAKE THAT NCIX! gunner.gif
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post #1105 of 2743
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post


Any difference between Turbine and Hyper-Spin?

 

Turbine & Vortex Hyper-Spin fans use the same bearing. The difference is the Vortex fans have the custom frames with the vibration dampening corners as well as the notches in the frame to  focus airflow. 

 

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Originally Posted by MiwaPi View Post

Thanks for this guide Tator. I hope you get the chance to do a overview of the Silverstone Air Penetrator 123s sometime.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=402&area=en

Have only found one review so far but it looks pretty interesting.

 

I have no faith in that design. Previous experience with similar designs have lead to nothing but disappointment. Though, I don't have the cash to buy another $20 fan. 

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Prices for the NF-S12A PWM model dropped in price on amazon! $23 sounds more like it! TAKE THAT NCIX! gunner.gif

Noctua sells their products direct via Amazon, with a smaller margin than what NCIX can do (Amazon = lots of products sold = lower margins). NCIX will also have more overhead costs than Amazon.com tongue.gif
post #1107 of 2743
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Noctua sells their products direct via Amazon, with a smaller margin than what NCIX can do (Amazon = lots of products sold = lower margins). NCIX will also have more overhead costs than Amazon.com tongue.gif
NCIX's prices are competitive especially when things go on sale, BUT the shipping is ridiculous. $9 to ship a fan to me when I live within 100 miles. My hometown is actually <10miles from their warehouse and it's still $9 to ship a fan.
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I guess they set some minimums on shipping... what they SHOULD do though (but it would probably be hard) is pull a Newegg and offer free shipping on certain weights if you spend over $25.
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I guess they set some minimums on shipping... what they SHOULD do though (but it would probably be hard) is pull a Newegg and offer free shipping on certain weights if you spend over $25.

Unfortunately, it looks like they've already gone in the opposite direction. Just several months back it used to be free shipping for order under $50, now it's $100.
     
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Unfortunately, it looks like they've already gone in the opposite direction. Just several months back it used to be free shipping for order under $50, now it's $100.

What a shame frown.gif

Luckily I do not live too far away from the Langley NCIX store (15 min drive or so). I normally pick up from there or from the Richmond location.
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